Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 pm
Victory to Change (2012, 30 min), by Gregory Walsh and Laurel Gwizdak.– tells the story of two remarkable activists fighting for the most marginalized members of Indian society – Dalits (untouchables), women, and children.
Young Indian activists, Varsha Jawalkgekar and Mukesh Rajak, work tirelessly for the most marginalized members of Indian society, encouraging them to stand up against the injustices they have faced for centuries. Varsha and Mukesh are community organizers and citizen journalists, educating and motivating the people in the communities they serve while simultaneously working to expose corruption and injustice.
Through their leadership, communities that have historically acquiesced to discrimination and violence are learning to stand up and fight for their rights. This revolution is embodied in the slogan “Jai Parivartan!” – Victory to Change!
Varsha and Mukesh’s inspiring work deserves to be shared to the wider world, please see the project’s website: www.victorytochange.org, and the funding campaign to complete this important film (www.indiegogo.com/victorytochange).
Our film will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Gregory Walsh and a Q&A with activist Varsha Jawalkgekar via Skype from Bihar, India.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free popcorn and refreshments provided.
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